Towards an appropriate European legal framework for social economy enterprises (own-initiative opinion)

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EESK:s yttrande: Towards an appropriate European legal framework for social economy enterprises (own-initiative opinion)

Key points

In its Opinion, the EESC invites the Commission to:

  • launch a study on the concept of limited profitability and on business models that operate in this way, in order to identify more precisely what is required and, where appropriate, to prescribe good practice;
  • extend to all SEEs the relevant provisions of the communication on the classification of State aid;
  • draft an interpretative communication on Article 54 of the TFEU and on the Treaty articles relating to competition law, in order to clarify the concept of "not-for-profit" in EU law.

Finally, the EESC believes that a Protocol on diversity in types of enterprise should be annexed to the TFEU, along the same lines as Protocol No 26 on SGIs.

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